Sunday, 24 December 2017

Reader question: When a child asks about school and finding friends their age.

Home School FAQs. Socialisation and asking about school. Reader questions over at a Muslim Home School
It's funny, when people think of home education what often tends to come to mind first is socialisation and peers.
And then when we think of main stream school, we think exactly the opposite; finding both teachers and parents alike telling the kids they are at to school to learn not to socialise. Go figure!

This months reader question asks about socialisation and kids asking about school.

You can ask your homeschool questions through the contact page, Facebook,  or Instagram and help build a list of Home School FAQ's which I hope will benefit our community bi'ithnillah. 

I want to apologise in advance for the text in this is a little all over the place with changing sizes and fonts....I don't know what happened but I can not figure out how to adjust it to follow the default font settings - and I have tried everything I know!
Please forgive the erraticness!

Tuesday, 10 October 2017

Reader question: Choosing between home-education and School

Home school FAQs - your questions answered: Choosing between homeschool, public and Islamic schools
It may or may not surprise you to know, that most of us look for the answers to the same homeschool questions.

Many of the questions I receive from you guys are very similar, and so last month I announced the launch of a new segment to build up an on-going list of FAQ's to give you an opportunity to ask your homeschool questions and make it easier to search them out bi'ithnillah.

I'll endeavour to answer as many as possible inshaAllah, so please do keep checking back, and if you have a question you'd like to send in, you can post it through the contact form.

So as they say, without any further ado, let's jump in with our first question:

Sunday, 24 September 2017

Creative homeschool projects: The hadith of the four best women

Home school project ideas: Booklet based on the hadith of the four best women in Islam
With the number of blogs and education websites that are available now, it seems that ready made printables are becoming the work of choice for both parents and teachers because they offer a ready-to-go solution for quick easy lessons.

And this is awesome, don't get me wrong, I love a printable...I make and share plenty of them!

However, I fear that with this ease we as parents and educators find, we are kinda short-changing our children by not giving them so much opportunity to be creative and more hands on in their approach.

And this creative thinking is so important to their growth.

One thing I love seeing is kids original work. I'm not so imaginative when it comes to setting out projects, so being able to see what other families have done certainly helps me to direct the girls workings in a more authentic way.

Thursday, 14 September 2017

The wait is over: ebook for Muslim homeschoolers is finaly here!

Advice for the Muslim Homeschooler ebook

I have a huge announcement to make in this post and I've been itching to share.
Advice to the Muslim Homeschooler has finally been launched as an e-book Alhamdulillah. Yay!

One thing apparent about home-schooling and the Muslim community world wide, is it is a relatively new concept for us. 

Although thousands (if not millions) of families have been educating at home for decades, (particularly in America) it is only in more recent years that we find Muslim families adopting this lifestyle choice and it seems to be gaining in popularity super-fast.

This is great for all of us because it means our circles get bigger and there is more support to go round.

Whilst there is a wealth of information and support available on a secular level (I have indeed benefited greatly from it alhamdulillah) there isn’t so much from within our own Muslim communities yet.
So that is where this “book” comes in to play, and it’s my humble offering to you my dear reader.

Saturday, 2 September 2017

Wading through the fog: Your home school questions answered

wading through the fog: Your homeschool questions answered over on a Muslim HomeSchool

If there is one thing I know home schoolers's questions, and lots of them.

If you think I'm talking about the kids, you're wrong. I'm talking about us, you and me - the grown ups!
We have a gazillion questions when we are home educating, as we try to figure out what we are doing.

 I look back to when I first jumped headfirst into my home school shoes; I wanted to ask anyone and everyone how they did things. I felt completely blindfolded and in the dark. I remember it seeming like I was searching for a needle in a haystack to find anyone who could, or who had the time, to answer me with the depth that I craved.

Friday, 25 August 2017

It's all about the Adjectives: Arabic Scrapbook part 3

The third part to our Arabic Scrapbook looks at page 6 in Gateway to Arabic, introducing adjectives  الصفات.

Tuesday, 22 August 2017

The secret to perfect Motherhood

The secret to perfect motherhood from a Muslim Home School

We are living in a time where everything has to be picture perfect, from the food on our plates to the décor in our homes. And number one in view of the invisible camera of scrutiny is motherhood.

Being a mother today is hard. With all the information gleaming the pages of Pinterest, directing us to websites and blogs around the world showcasing the perfect nutrition, the perfect post pregnancy tummy workout, the perfect parenting strategies, the perfectly organised home, the perfect kids education....the perfect life!

Monday, 21 August 2017

Home Schooling with BraveWriter

Home Schooling with BraveWriter from a Muslim Home School

I have been planning in my head to write about this for months, but for some reason I've never quite got around to sitting and hacking it all out.
 I've procrastinated pulling out the keyboard to offload because with the huge excitement I have; I'm not sure I can do justice to what it is I want to share.

Sometimes I just need to Get. On. With. It. So here I am, doing just that.

The BraveWriter lifestyle has totally saved my home school. Seriously. I've said to friends that I don't believe I'd have got through the last couple of years home schooling without BraveWriter. My kids would've probably been enrolled in school a long time ago I kid you not!

Friday, 18 August 2017

Introduction to demonstrative pronouns: Arabic Scrapbook part 2

Gateway to Arabic Scrapbook printable from a Muslim Home School
It's Friday and as promised here is part 2 of our Gateway to Arabic Scrapbook. There is no new vocabulary this week, so it only includes one file.
If you missed the first part, you can find it {here}. Look out for part 3 next Friday inshaAllah or subscribe so you don't miss it!
Download this weeks
and join in with us.

Saturday, 12 August 2017

The postman is coming: This Years Home School Curriculum choices 2017/18

Our home school curriculum choices from a Muslim Home School

It's that time of year again, and the tills at Amazon and ebay have been cashing in, as home school mums across the globe go into a frenzy getting next years supplies ready....and I am no exception.

This week we've had several (okay, maybe more) packages arrive with new books, as well as a trip to the shops fill up on sharpies, felt tip pens and glue sticks.......rows upon rows of brightly coloured stationary....I love it!

After unwrapping all our new books, I thought it could be helpful to share our curriculum choices for this year. Although I have to admit, we have never been good at sticking consistently to a curriculum style book before we loose interest, other than Math U See which we have stuck to because of its open and go ease.

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